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Christopher W Rike

About me

Chris was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University on full scholarship as a National Merit Scholar.   After several years of working in retail management and operating his own business as a licensed contractor, Chris decided to return to school to become an attorney.  He attended law school in California graduating cum laude.


 


Chris initially focused his practice on family law, helping clients involved in dissolution, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and other issues resolved in family court. It wasn’t long before he was also representing clients with civil litigation matters. During this time, Chris gained significant experience negotiating settlements and litigating contested issues in court.  He used the skills learned in family court and civil litigation to expand his practice to help clients resolve their traffic violation cases.  Chris is passionate about defending clients from governmental overreach and a court system that often seems stacked against the defendant.

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Contact info

Enevoldsen Rike PLLC

2121 S. Mill Ave. #102
Tempe, AZ, 85282

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 35%
    9 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    3 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    3 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    9 years

Payment

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Excellent lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200604/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2012
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2011
Pro Bono AwardAmerican Bar Association, Family Law Section2008
Joseph W. Mahowald Family Law Advocate of the YearVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2007
One of Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in ArizonaVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2007
Cum LaudeThomas Jefferson School of Law2005
Full academic scholarshipThomas Jefferson School of Law2003
National Merit ScholarshipBowling Green State University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyEnevoldsen Rike PLLC2010 - Present
AttorneyKielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC2009 - 2010
N/AChristopher Rike, Attorney at Law, PLLC2006 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar of the United States District Court - District of ArizonaMember2009 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2006 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - 2012
Bankruptcy Section, Maricopa County Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
Libertarian PartyCandidate for Maricopa County Clerk of Court2010 - 2010
East Valley Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2012
Family Law Section, Maricopa County Bar AssociationDirector2008 - 2012
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Bowling Green State UniversityPsychology and BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Rules of DivorceDivorce2013
The Rules of DivorceDivorce2012
The Rules of DivorceDivorce2011
The Rules of DivorceDivorce2008